ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)101272
CIS number 03-450
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mokdad M.
Title Anthropometric study of Algerian farmers
Bibliographic information June 2002, Vol.29, No.6, p.331-341. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract An anthropometric study involving 36 body dimensions was carried out in a population of Algerian date-palm farmers. Effects of age were studied, and data of Algerian farmers and farmers from both developed and developing countries were compared. It was found that both stature and weight correlated significantly with many body dimensions. In addition, age was found to affect body height and weight. Moreover, it was found that stature and weight have increased with time: currently, farmers are taller and heavier than farmers of the 1960s. Algerian farmers are also taller and heavier than farmers of many developing countries. However, when compared with the farmers of developed countries, they are shorter and lighter.
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; Algeria; anthropometry; orchards; agriculture; plantations; fruit picking
Descriptors (secondary) statistical trends; nutrition; age-linked differences; comparative study; developing countries; body weight; industrialized countries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceMalaysia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Agriculture
Anthropometry
Ergonomics